“No matter how you excel in the art of “Ti” (Okinawan precursor to Karate), and in your scholastic endeavours, nothing… Read more How to Balance Training and Studying
Tag: Martial Arts
Don’t Save: Teach
“We rescue because it feels good,” Lahey says. Parents want to rescue their kids from everything, and so do instructors,… Read more Don’t Save: Teach
A Day in the Life of a Sensei
A Sensei is many things – janitor, nurse, counsellor, accountant, career guidance coach, wailing wall, mentor, caterer, event manager, teacher and role model. Even when we don’t want to be, we are always in a gi.
Should I Watch My Child Train?
One of the questions we get asked most is: Can I watch my child train?
Usually, this is a great thing, because it shows interest in the student’s progress and maybe the art itself. However, it is important for an instructor to decide how valuable it will be.
Late Bloomers Welcome
I got an email from a possible student the other day, asking if we offered adult classes, or if we… Read more Late Bloomers Welcome
The Launch of Martial Heart
It is with this in mind that I finally started an initiative that I have been thinking about for a long time. It is a small start, but I hope it will grow over time.
We get it, parents: you are trying to make sure your child, the centre of your universe, your precious genetic… Read more Real Futureproofing
Vygotsky and the Sempai
Lev Vygotsky offers a way for us to understand the value of peer teaching, which appears in all good dojos around the world: the sempai-kouhai relationship.
How to look after your gi
They say the suit maketh the man, and while that’s a bit narrow, it is helpful to paraphrase it as the… Read more How to look after your gi
Shu-Ha-Ri – The Martial Recipe
In studying, practising and teaching karate, I have come across the concept of Shu Ha Ri a few times. Of… Read more Shu-Ha-Ri – The Martial Recipe